ERIC Number: ED238168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-11
Reference Count: 0
Proposed Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York. Revised.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
This report outlines proposed revisions of state educational priorities and expectations for student performance and requirements for school compliance. The proposed Regents goals for students include skills and characteristics to be acquired, and the action plan focuses on aspects of the instructional program including required courses, content requirements, examinations, personnel standards, and school and district procedures. Summary charts compare existing requirements with proposed changes including a school year extension of 20 days, an entry examination for teachers, and state syllabi as minimum content for all courses. Among proposed elementary school requirements are foreign language proficiency by grade 9, interdisciplinary projects, and computer literacy instruction. Proposed secondary changes include minimum time requirements for academic subjects, mandatory courses in career awareness and art or music, and stiffer testing and graduation requirements. Generic changes in instructional focus and additional proposed actions to upgrade personnel, instructional program organization within and among schools, school finance, relationships of schools to higher education, the school-family relationship, and community and business participation are noted. Among appendixes are an implementation schedule, an explanation of a proposed annual assessment report of examination performance, and a summary of proposed revisions in the examination schedule. (MJL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Graduation Requirements, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Required Courses, State Action, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Regents Examinations